A whopping 70 pupils from the school were visited by Charlie a couple of weeks ago with the defender taking part in a Question-and-Answer session before handing out scarves and t-shirts, as well as match tickets for Queen’s Park’s recent 2-2 draw with Partick Thistle at Hampden.
Club partners McDades took the children to and from their school, to The National Stadium with Charlie taking part in the third component of the programme where he heard all about the experience the children had at the game before being put on the spot again with another round of questions.
Charlie said: “It was great that so many children came along from Giffnock Primary and whilst they did not see Queen’s Park win, they saw a very exciting game. There were two penalties, the lead changing hands a couple of times and a bit of a confusion over one of goals so it was good entertainment.
“I was pleased to hear from the pupils who much they enjoyed the experience.”
Queen’s Park’s Head of Commercial Kieran Koszary added: “It was great of Charlie to make the two visits to Giffnock. I know the pupils and staff enjoyed asking him about being a professional footballer.
“Everyone had a great time at the Partick Thistle game especially Kai and Zak who were co-incidentally Match Mascots who saw their friends from the pitch.”
Here are some comments from the pupils:
Giffnock Pupil – “I loved getting a picture and signature from Queen’s Park players.”
Giffnock Pupil – “I enjoyed eating a big plate of nachos and watching Queen’s Park score a goal!”
Giffnock Pupil – “I liked the shooting drill with Charlie Fox.”
Giffnock Teacher – “Thank you to everyone from Queen’s Park who arranged for the pupils in Giffnock Primary to attend the match against Partick Thistle at Hampden Park. It was an amazing opportunity for the children to experience such a great sporting event in our national stadium.”
Club videographer Sean Davenport was on hand to capture Charlie’s visit.